Clay BuchholzP BOS 1 day ago
Buchholz (5-9) tossed 6.1 innings, allowing one run, five hits and two walks while striking out nine Rays in Tuesday's win.
Buchholz performed admirably for the second straight start in place of the injured Steven Wright (shoulder). In each of his last two outings, Buchholz has allowed just one run in six-plus innings while notching 12 K's over 12.1 innings. Although it's still not pretty, Tuesday's effort did pushed his ERA down to a season-best 5.18. Buchholz future in the rotation hinges on Wright's health, and all indications are pointing to Buchholz being sent back to the bullpen in the near future.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 4 days ago
Buchholz will receive the start in place of Steven Wright (shoulder) on Tuesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.
Buchholz's spot in the rotation essentially depended on Wright's status, so Tuesday's start could be the last start for him if Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) is healthy enough for his next start. Buchholz's overall numbers this season aren't impressive (5.42 ERA, 1.38 WHIP), but he allowed just one earned run over six innings to the Tigers.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 5 days ago
Buchholz could start Tuesday for Steven Wright (shoulder), who had his bullpen session scheduled for Saturday delayed, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. "I haven't thrown off a mound since last week. I'm not going to get on the mound unless I can do a complete flat ground with good intensity," Wright said. "For me, a better plan is to take it day by day."
Wright's shoulder hasn't completely lost the pinching sensation that characterized his injury when it was first sustained and it's sounding like he won't be ready to make Tuesday's start. If Wright's not ready, Buchholz will be. He had his best outing of the season as a starter while filling in for Wright on Thursday and should be able to throw more pitches the next time out. "Clay's been very good," manager John Farrell said. "You'd like to think that he could go to 95 to 100 pitches his next time out so he's built up. If there's any question with Steven moving forward, or at least in the short run, we'll feel good about Clay and his work of late."
Clay BuchholzP BOS 6 days ago
Buchholz (4-9) pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out three in Thursday's no-decision versus the Tigers.
Despite dealing one of his best games of the season, Buchholz still hasn't won a start since May 29 against the Blue Jays. Thursday's effort marked just his fourth quality outing in 15 starts this season, and the first time in which the righty worked six innings without issuing a free pass. With Steven Wright scheduled to return Tuesday, Buchholz will likely be headed back to the bullpen in the coming days.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 7 days ago
Buchholz, scheduled to start Thursday afternoon in Detroit, was unable to fly out of Baltimore ahead of the team because of bad weather, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
Buchholz was forced to travel with the team late Wednesday after they were forced to endure a rain delay in Baltimore. If a well-rested pitcher is paramount to your fantasy concerns, or a pitcher that's shown an inability to battle through adversity, perhaps you should keep Buchholz out of your daily lineup Thursday.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 2 weeks ago
Buchholz has been named the starter for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Flatly put, Buchholz hasn't pitched well this season. Saturday's start was a prime example of this, with the 32-year-old righty struggling with walks (three in 4.1 innings) and recording few strikeouts (one) like he has all season long. The Red Sox hoped to insert Steven Wright (shoulder) back into the rotation, but he will instead move to the disabled list, leading Buchholz to another opportunity. However, the veteran hurler shouldn't be counted on as a reliable option given his tenuous spot in the rotation and poor performance.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 2 weeks ago
Buchholz allowed three runs on three hits, struck out one and walked three over 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
This was his first start since early July and although there were good parts, the 31-year-old couldn't stick around long enough for the Red Sox to get the lead in the bottom of the fifth. After just 71 pitches, manager John Farrell took out Buchholz in favor of a lefty against left-handed batter Socrates Brito. Buchholz is 4-9 with a 5.66 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 95.1 innings.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 2 weeks ago
Buchholz will start Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, the Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson reports.
He had been working out of the Red Sox's bullpen of late, but with Steven Wright getting scratched from Thursday's start with a jammed shoulder, the rest of the rotation will move up and Buchholz will be called upon Saturday. It sounds like Wright could avoid a DL stint and make his start next week, but if not, Buchholz would likely remain in the rotation until Wright is healthy. Buchholz hasn't thrown more than 37 pitches in an outing since July 2, so he will probably be unable to pitch very deep into Saturday's contest.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 3 weeks ago
Buchholz pitched three no-hit innings of relief Sunday, walking one and striking out one to pick up the win in Boston's come-from-behind victory over the Angels.
The timing couldn't have been better for the Red Sox, who are shopping Buchholz. The right-hander has allowed a run, two hits and walk while striking out two in his last six innings. He told the Boston Globe's Alex Speier that the recent good performance in the bullpen is due to adjustments he made after discovering his release point had dropped since 2013 due to some arm injuries.
Clay BuchholzP BOS 4 weeks ago
Buchholz's last two appearances have impressed manager John Farrell, who said the right-hander will used situationally rather than exclusively in a mop-up role, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. "The way he's thrown the ball of late, yeah," Farrell said. "He's going to throw strikes, he's got a full complement of pitches he uses, even in shorter stints, he's done a good job of that. If the situation arises, depending who is available, he will be called upon... I think he's thrown the ball very good."
Buchholz has pitched better in his last two outings, allowing one run on two hits in three innings, but he's not that far removed from some poor outings. At one point he went 19 days between appearances, so it's hard to see Farrell consistently using him in high-leverage situations. There's a chance that the right-hander becomes a classic "change of scenery" guy as another team could find some interest in the former starter.